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a lot of people talking. "the social network" is the story of mark zuckerberg, facebook's founder, now a 26-year-old billionaire. the film was written by aaron sorkin, famous for his hit series "the west wing." now, sorkin has turned his considerable talented to zuckerberg, and the movie may have blockbuster written all over it. my co-anchor bill weir sat down with aaron sorkin, the man behind the movie. >> if you guys were the inventors of facebook, you would have invented facebook. >> reporter: in courtroom drama style, "the social network" tells the story of the creation of facebook. mark zuckerberg, who launched the site. >> hey, mark? >> reporter: eduardo, zuckerberg's early partner forced out and souped his once best friend. and the winkle boss twins. identical big men on campus. >> i'm 6'5", 220, and there's two of men. >> reporter: who sued and settled for tens of million, but still claim zuckerberg stole their idea. >> i've committed to starting the start-up education foundation, whose first project will be $100 million challenge grant. >> $100 million. >> reporter: facebook's
, the young force behind facebook, mark zuckerberg, is making headlines all his own. he's already a billionaire. and, he said today he wants to help the schools in newark, new jersey, to the tune of $100 million. here's john berman. >> reporter: city of newark, you've just been friended on facebook. the $100 million pledge from facebook founder mark zuckerberg could have a huge impact on an education system where 46% of students fall to graduate high school. but who is mark zuckerberg? the 26-year-old kid with a grown-up checkbook, and no direct ties to newark? he's the young man who created the social networking site with more than 500 million users, from his harvard dorm room. >> there's an enormous sense of pride. >> reporter: he's the young man who is now number 35 on "forbes" magazine's list of richest americans. higher than apple ceo steve jobs. and he's also clearly a man who understands timing and perhaps diversion. his announcement tomorrow on "oprah" comes the same day as the release of the new feature film, "social network," which depicts him as ruthless. >> your action
with you. >> rose: facebook was founded in 2003 by a 19-year-old harvard student named mark zuckerberg. the company has since grown into a global phenomenon with 500 million users and an estimated value of $25 billion. the invention of facebook has already been the subject of countless articles, several best-selling books and two major lawsuits. it's now a major motion picture. it's called "the social network" and here is the trailer. >> here you go. >> wait! >> rose: how do you do this thing where you manage to get all girls to hate us? >> i think i've come up with something. >> that looks really good. >> welcome to facebook. >> hi girls, >> hello. >> a million dollars isn't cool? what know what's cool? a billion dollars? >> you made facebook? >> this is our time. "the social network. >> rose: joining me now is the director david fincher. his previous films include fight club, zodiac and the curious case of benjamin button for which he earned an oscar nomination. also here screen writer aaron sorkin. his writing credits include the west wing, sports night and studio 60 on the sunset s
: including zuckerberg? >> no. we made an aggressive attempt to get mark to help us and get facebook to help us and after deliberating for a long time, mark did exactly what i would have done, which was pass. but we did tell him that whether they cooperated or not, we were going to show them the script and we would love to hear their notes. so we did do that and they gave us notes that had mostly to do with hacking. i mean the terminology for hacking. >> rose: so they accepted the idea this is a movie and there is... >> what you have to since there were... i said in your intro there were two lawsuits brought against facebook at roughly the same time. the defendant, the plaintiffs, the witnesses, they all came into the deposition rooms, they all swore out an oath and we ended up with three very different and often conflicting versions of the story. so what i did was instead of pick one and decide that sounds like the truth to me, i'll run with that, or pick one and decide that sounds like the sexiest to me, i'll run with that, i really liked that there were three conflicting versions of the s
and paints an unflattering image of mark zuckerberg. what is the real -- or who is the real mark zuckerberg? will the real mark zuckerberg please stand up. jose wrote this exclusive profile. congratulations on the pie. >> thank you. >> one thing that struck me, there's obviously the scandal about the information that's noble on facebook and then obviously the privacy mar of ma zuckerberg. is he as private as he is because he's the only one who really knows how much can be own about everybody else? and he's protecting himself. >> that's actually one of the things that surprised me. he has like 879 friends on facebook and he's actually pretty open about what he shares like with people. like the weekend that his long time girlfrie actually moved in, he wrote that on his status update. >> so he shares more than -- doesn't allow a lot of people to have access -- >> the way i use facebook, i'm pretty like, pretty careful about what i share. i think he's kind of the same way. all of us through this process have learned in our own way rk to kind of manage privacy. >> unlike you or me or anybody els
>>> good morning. nice friend and facebook founder mark zuckerberg agrees to donate $100 million to a school district. sheer generosity or a way to divert attention? >>> doctors find a giant tumor in a pregnant woman and cut her lower body. >>> too hath hot for sesame street? a new duet has some parents outraged. is it too much for the youthful set? we'll let you decide today, thursday day, september 23rd, 2010. >>> welcome this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. if you're mark zuckerberg, you can give away a lot. he has give in a way a lot. >> he now lives in new york state. he has given away $100 million to a school district in new jersey. i will tell you about the timing of this gift, just before the much anticipated movie of the creation of facebook that portrays zuckerberg as a backstabber. >>> also ahead, the debate, charges back and forth, today is the day some of the new health care rules will actually take effect. i'll tell you what they mean for you and your family coming up in a little while. >>> new details on the round the clockwork in chile to
. the billionaire, mark zuckerberg of facebook fame and fortune. he's 26. he went to harvard. he's about to be the subject of a big new hollywood movie. tomorrow, he's announcing he's giving $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. by the way, the teachers there are the highest paid in the state of new jersey. the results there are awful, unacceptable in any society. and here's another example of private money at least trying to fix public schools. rehema ellis is at newark city hall tonight. >> reporter: good evening, brian. deep rooted problems need dramatic solutions. that usually requires lots of money, which the city is about to get. newark, it's the largest city in new jersey, with the biggest school problems. now getting help from a big name. 26-year-old billionaire mark zuckerberg, founder and ceo of facebook, is expected to give $100 million to newark schools. cory booker and the republican governor chris christie will join forces on the oprah winfrey show for the announcement tomorrow. education experts welcome the bipartisan effort. >> i think it's a great oppo
? >>> is he a philanthropist or a phony? facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating $1 million to the new york, new jersey school system. didn't know they had one. what for? well, newark was one of the worst school systems. only half of the students graduate. and of those, only a fifth go on to four-year colleges. the rest sadly become werewolves. but critics question the timing of the donation. they say the billionaire is simply polishing his image due to the released of the film "the social network" that talks about facebook and zuckerberg's rise to riches and fame. it paints him as a socially awkward, jerky jerk face, jerk. they say the donation is expected on friday on something called "the oprah winfrey show" whatever that is. it can't be more exciting than a dancing baby el -- elephant playing harmonica. >> good luck competing with that oprah show. is this timing a coincidence with the movie coming out? >> i think, yeah. he had no idea that the timing of this would be so spot on. >> i was screaming and talking. >> who is down there? who is down there? >> how long have you worked her
executive mark zuckerberg will donate $100 million to the troubled public school system in newark, new jersey. according to "the times" he will announce the gift on "the oprah winfrey show" tomorrow. with new jersey governor chris christie and cory booker, mayor, the spokespeople for oprah and facebook have not yet confirmed "the times'" report. newark have among the lowest test scores and graduation rates. the $100 million donation would be one-eighth of newark's entire annual operating budget of $8900 million for its schools. his fortune has been estimated at least at $2 billion. again, mark zuckerberg according to "the new york times" ready to give 100 million bucks s ts tok and announce it tomorrow on "oprah." >>> today marks six months since the passage of health care meaning the law's key components go in effect and insurers will no longer be able to impose a lifetime spending gap or ban children with pre-existing conditions. parents will be able to keep their kids on their health plans until age 26. . >>> backyard gathering in virginia yesterday, president obama touted the new
networking site facebook and its c.e.o., mark zuckerberg. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: with just over five weeks until the midterm elections, democrats in washington were grappling today with how to handle the bush-era tax cuts. senate leaders announced late thursday they'd wait until after the elections to vote on whether to end them. but today, house speaker nancy pelosi would not rule out action before november on extending tax breaks for the middle class. >> well, we will retain the right to proceed as we choose. we'll take it one day at a time am but let me, let me be very clear as we have all been clear and have democratic leadership. america's middle class will have a tax cut. it will be done in this congress. there is no question about that >> woodruff: on the senate side, the i
, facebook's founder mark zuckerberg made a very generous grant to a new jersey public school system. >> the young billionaire mark zuckerberg is donating $100 million. here's john berman. >> city of newark, you've just been friended on facebook. the $100 million pledge from facebook founder mark zuckerberg could have a huge impact on an education system where 46% of students fail to graduate high school. but who is mark zuckerberg? the 26-year-old kid with a grown-up checkbook and no direct ties to newark. he's a young man who created the social networking site with more than 500 million users. from his harvard dorm room. >> there's an enormous sense of pride. >> reporter: he's the young man who's now number 35 on "forbes" magazine list of richest americans. higher than apple ceo steve jobs. and he's also clearly a man who understands timing. and perhaps diversion. his announcement on "oprah" comes the same day as a release of the new feature film "social network" which depicts him as ruthless. >> your actions could permanently destroy everything i've been working on. >> mark! >> re
district. in the case of mark zuckerberg, a lot of people see his motives as pr. the announcement coming today on the oprah winfrey show. >> breaking news. why facebook's young ceo says enough is enough and putting his money where his mouth is. >> the big donation, the same day a big movie about zuckerberg and facebook premiers. it's called "the social network." folks who have seen it say it doesn't come off that well. >> millions? >> you stole our website. >> they're saying we stole facebook. >> i know what he said. >> you know what cool? a billion dollars. >> you're going to get left behind. >> sue him in federal court. >> i can't wait to stand over his shoulder and watch you write this check. >> now, regardless of what his motives are, newark, new jersey can really use the 100 million shot in the arm. newark public schools are in a lot of trouble. it is new jersey's largest school district. over 40,000 students and it was taken over by the state in 1995. the headline of today's newark star ledger says is this really the way to fix newark schools. let's bring in the editor of the edito
's saying about that. >>> and facebook feud, did mark zuckerberg dream of the facebook idea on his own or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikerstill being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. w
and facebook founder mark zuckerberg. understandably the city is thrilled. the big question is how will the money be spent. ron allen now joins us. before we talk about this incredible donation, there's not a shortage of money coming into the school district. it's about how the money has been spent in the past. >> right, and who controls the money. the state has been under control for 15 years. the test scores are so low. the graduation rate is so low. the deal mark zuckerberg is making is he wants the mayor of newark to be in charge of the school system. that's the string that comes with the gift. apparently, of course, they're going to go for that. the governor will will have some veto authority. he's reformed minded mayor. he'll do things like more charter schools, higher standards for teachers, higher standards for pupils. things that teachers unions tend not to like. it could cause friction. but that's what you get for $100 million. >> why did mike zuckerberg focus on newark? >> he's from west chester, new york, i believe. he met cory booker at a meeting or dinner or someone.
is about to hit the big screen about facebook founder mark zuckerberg and it is not exactly flattering but is it accurate? we'll talk to one of his harvard college classmates in a moment on msnbc sunday. -hour allergy r, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. ben and his family live on this block. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. re/max agents know their markets, and they care enough to get to know you, too. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. we're part of nature, and as we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves. it's a selfish thing to want to protect nature. i never intended to be a businessman. we made the world's best climbing equipment out of here. we realized that putting in and taking out of all these pitons was causing damage to the rock. so, i made these little soft aluminum chalks that you just put in with your fingers. and i'm a dam buster. we've been working for years to take this dam out. the reservoir behind it is only 4 feet deep-- the water gets real warm, kills a lot of th
's toughest cities. mark zuckerberg has announced he's donating $100 million to the newark, new jersey school system. ron allen joins us now with the latest. ron, it's a lot of money. >> yeah, $100 million is a big chunk of the newark school budget. and it's a big victory for the major there, cory booker, who apparently friended mark zuckerberg and mr. zuckerberg decided to give the school district $100 million if, in fact, the mayor is given the authority to implement a new plan for the schools, something that has to require some political juggling because the school system is in such poor shape that's been in the control of the state of new jersey for the past 15 years. the governor of new jersey is also involve in this. they're calling it the oprah moment, that's what "the star ledger" is calling it. they're tweeting about it. mayor booker tweeted looking forward to oprah on friday. please tune in to know what's going on in newark. big promoter of the city since head's been mayor there. now beginning in the second term. governor chris christie tune in "oprah" on friday, great things to com
counselor in your community, call us or visit debtadvice dot org. >>> we know facebook's mark zuckerberg has been making headlines since last week. he made a big donation. >> of course this week "the social network," the movie about him, has been released. >> you guys were the inventors of facebook. you invented facebook. >> reporter: in courtroom drama style, "the social network" tells the creation story of facebook from three distinct points of view. mark zuckerberg, the precocious hacker who launched the site from his harvard dorm room. eduardo sererin, mark's early partner. and the winkelvoss twins. >> i'm 6'5", 220, there's two of me. >> reporter: who also sued and settled for tens of millions but still claim publicly zuckerberg stole their idea. >> i've committed to starting the startup education foundation whose first project will be a $100 million challenge grant -- >> $100 million? >> reporter: facebook's baby-faced millionaire appeared on oprah. whether the timing is intentional or not, this zuckerberg -- >> every child deserves a good education. >> reporter: is a stark contrast to
of facebook, mark zuckerberg, gave a $100 million gift to the city of newark, new jersey public school system, and now the questions start about what happens next, where the money goes. all this happening, by the way, as nbc news gets ready to launch "education nation" here at 30 rockefeller plaza, shining a spotlight on education issues nationwide. our education correspondent, rehema ellis, with us tonight from newark with more. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. for months, the mayor of newark has been working on a plan to improve his city's schools which have some of the worst graduation rates in the nation. today his not so secret secret plan was made public. ceo and founder of facebook, come on out here, guys. come on out. >> reporter: the official announcement came on one of tv's biggest stages, the oprah winfrey show. >> his first project will be a $100 million challenge grant. >> reporter: mark zuckerberg, founder of facebook, announced a grant to help newark's struggling schools. the sky 26-year-old billionaire wanted to make an anonymous gift but was convinced to change
with a little help from facebook founder mark zuckerberg. in a few minutes you'll meet the founder and principle of the new york harbor school, a public school that takes kids from rugged brooklyn and puts them on a ferry to school every day. we'll show you what they're doing right there. if you're just getting up or school or any other reason, shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@- waytooearly@msnbc. we'll read the best responses as always later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be a cram session. a lot to tell you about today including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in the heart of new york city. the white house and democratic leaders in congress are both acknowledging that a vote on the expiring bush tax cuts will likely not take place until after the midterm elections. house spe
. thanks. >> thanks. >>> mark zuckerberg has a lot more friends in new jersey today. he has agreed to donate $100 million to the city's school district. according to forbes, 26-year-old zuckerberg is worth more than $7 billion, that's $1 billion more than steve jobs. he spends more per student than any other district in new jersey including the rich districts but half of them graduate. adrian, let me begin with you. if you're looking at a district that spends more than any other district and is getting so little in terms of results, what do they expect to accomplish in terms of money. >> they're doing it very differently. the governor in new jersey has a radical plan for performing the school district. and this money, while it hasn't been said exactly how it's going to be used, we can assume because the governor's involved and mayor booker is involved who's also -- the two of them are very big supporters of school choice, of charter schools, of merit pay, that this is going to be what the unions in new jersey have been fighting since the governor took office and we're going to see
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facebook, mark zuckerberg made his fair share of enemies, accused of stealing the idea for the website, an allegation that will play out on the big screen. >> best friend is suing you for $600 million. >> i didn't flow that. tell me more. >> reporter: "the social network," hollywood's take on the web's biggest drama. >> 2200 hits within 2 hours. >> 22,000. >> reporter: depicting how facebook was founded in 2004, by then-harvard university sophomore, mark zuckerberg. the big screen account is anything but flattering. >> facebook. >> reporter: portraying zuckerberg as a socially awkward self-centered computer geek who stole the idea for facebook from friends as depicts in the film, the alleged betrayal paid off big. >> $1 million isn't cool. you know what's cool $1 billion. >> reporter: make the college dropout one of the world's richest people worth $4 billion by 25. but it didn't come without a cost. zuckerberg's former classmates, identical twins tyler and cameron, sued him in 2004, saying they hires the computer product did for help with their social networking site months before fac
across the country. >> is mark zuckerberg going to be hands-on with money he's handing off? >> he said clearly, i'm a business leader, i'm not an education specialist. i want to put the money in, i'm going to hold you accountable for the results we discussed, but he's not going to be in the mix. he's a great man who said my business i hire great leaders to get the job done. i found the city, he thought and the governor, frankly, committed to my values and he believes he can bring it home. he's not from newark. he has no relationship to our city but a lot of things of newark he believed, leadership at the state level, city level, also the local level, signs of success that we've had, innovations go on that are already extraordinary, that he wanted to be involved with. >> you heard the mayor of new york city take on teacher union say we are going to eliminate tenure, base it on merit, achievement. are you able to do the same thing in newark? >> the teachers union cannot be bashes, we can't start on the attack. we need to invite everybody to the table. but we're going to affirm what our c
donation will come from 26 billionaire and facebook founder mark zuckerberg. it stemmed from a new friendship formed with newark mayor cory booker. nbc ron allen is joining me now to talk about this. that's a whole lot of cash that will go to newark. >> they must be very, very good friends. >> let's talk about the school system there and why the need is so great. >> it has become synonymous with so many things that are bad in urban america and the city itself. cory booker is in his second term and very charismatic, very personable figure and been making a lot of efforts to try to get private donations to help out newark because they can't raise the money themselves. this is a good example of how successful he has been. there are other grants and other money he has attracted, as well. $100 million is a huge amount of money. i think the budget for the school system is $800 million a year. that gives you a sense of how significant this is. it's unclear exactly how the money is going to be used. mayor has to come up with a plan that mr. zuckerberg will approve and newark has been under
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on oprah with facebook billionaire founder mark zuckerberg who used the occasion to announce an incredible $100 million donation to help fix one of the nation's worst public school systems, that of newark, new jersey's largest city whose mayor is playing a central role in this extraordinary effort. >> $100 million? >> before we hear from all three men, christy, booker and zuckerberg, and before kimberly talks live in our studio with the fill's producer, hi, kim kimberly hi. >> here is shannon bream with the big picture. >> either the kids are getting stupider every year or something is wrong in the education system. >> shannon: the man behind the ex-ploy suv education documentary waiting for superman says it is the latter. david's movie about the u.s. public school system will hit theaters. it follows students and their families on their uphill battle to secure good education in a system gugenheim labels broken. d.c. public school chancellor michelle reid laided by some for her innovative ideas features prominently in the documentary and says it is time the country got a good look at what
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